Tell your legislators: support family caregivers, pass the CARE Act

Posted on 03/30/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. SB177, known as the CARE Act, will require hospitals to enter …

Start your Summer of Fun with classic hits and classic cars – Saturday, May 23

Posted on 03/20/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Members, family and friends are invited to enjoy great music, a classic car show, food and family-friendly fun with AARP Nevada at the 2015 KOOL/KJUL Summer of Fun Kickoff concert on Saturday, May 23 at the Cannery Hotel (2121 East Craig Road, North Las Vegas). Headliners for this celebrated annual event include ’60s favorites Chad & Jeremy (“Yesterday’s Gone,” “A Summer Song”), Eddie Holman (“Hey There Lonely Girl”) and The Classics IV (“Stormy,” “Spooky”). The event is free, but tickets …

Learn to love Facebook and Twitter with hands-on social media classes

Posted on 03/10/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you?  Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV show you like, …

Join AARP Nevada and the Las Vegas 51s for Boomer Night, Saturday April 18!

Posted on 03/9/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Baseball season is nearly here, and AARP Nevada is teaming up with the Las Vegas 51s for a special Boomer Night at Cashman Field on Saturday, April 18!  Be a part of the aliens’ first home stand of the 2015 season as the 51s take on the Fresno Grizzlies. AARP members and friends can purchase specially-priced $8 reserved seats at this link with promo code BOOMER, while supplies last – and you’ll get a free 51s cap, too! Hurry! The …

Experience Nevada Ballet Theatre’s “Giselle” at a special price, May 9-10

Posted on 03/8/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Uncategorized Love the ballet? Looking for a special outing for Mother’s Day weekend? In collaboration with AARP Nevada, Nevada Ballet Theatre is offering a $20 discount on tickets to the upcoming production of Giselle, on May 9 and 10, 2015 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The production closes the ballet company’s 2014/15 season on an intriguing note. NBT describes Giselle as: “One of ballet’s most enduring and celebrated works since its 1841 premiere. It is the story of a young woman …

Volunteers Speak on Caregiving, Other Topics

Posted on 03/1/2015 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving | Community | Contact Us | Volunteering AARP volunteers knowledgeable about issues important to Nevadans age 50-plus are available to speak free of charge to community, civic and faith organizations across the state. These trained volunteers deliver interesting presentations about AARP programs, resources, events and priorities. Among the topics available are resources for family caregivers and how to get involved in AARP advocacy during the 2015 legislative session, which runs through May. An estimated 532,000 Nevadans serve as family caregivers, providing key support that allows their loved …